Major Earthquakes around the World, 2005
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
|Feb. 5||Celebes Sea||7.1|
|March 2||Banda Sea||7.1|
|March 28||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia||8.7|
|June 13||Tarapaca, Chile||7.8|
|June 15||Off coast of northern California||7.2|
|July 24||Nicobar Islands, India||7.3|
|Aug. 16||Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan||7.2|
|Sept. 9||New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea||7.7|
|Sept. 26||Northern Peru||7.5|
|Nov. 14||Off coast of Honshu, Japan||7.0|
NOTE: A major earthquake is defined here as having a magnitude of 7.0 or more.
1. Unless otherwise indicated, magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. Web: neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/mag7.html